Alawar is a big name in the casual game market, and they’ve published a fairly steady stream of their titles on the Minis platform the last two years. Their release schedule has been very strange, though, with getting their games rated by the ESRB months, even years ahead of time. This game, Hotel Mogul, was rated back in April and is broadly classified as a time management game. The time management genre, though, is pretty wide open, encompassing everything from strategy games to action games, but a common strain among them is generally running some sort of business. Farms, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and real estate in particular. Hotel Mogul combines these last two genres, essentially putting you in charge of developing a hotel chain. You’re actually trying to help out this woman named Lynette (the one on the right), who used to be a hotel mogul but married a young gigolo who quickly divorced her and somehow got control of the hotel chain. She had hired a really, really awful lawyer, apparently, that screwed up the prenuptial agreement. Kind of a strange story, but it’s rare that the cutscenes are included in an Alawar Mini; their most commonly used Minis port developer, SPL, apparently removed them in the titles they worked on.